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“Excellent and Fresh”

Mimay's Seafood House
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Ormoc
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This seafood house offers fresh (as in swimming) sea foods, as well as a variety of other seafoods on ice, and a limited amount of chicken and pork dishes.

Diners can choose their fish, shrimp, crabs from aquariums, and have them prepared in any of a dozen different ways. There is also a tray of ocean catches on ice inside the restaurant.

We chose squid, crab, and lobster. The squid was salt-and-pepper, and cooked in its own ink, and was the best squid of this type we'd ever had. The spices were perfectly balanced, the squid was tender (even though it was large), and the whole dish was gobbled up quickly. We have been trying squid at other restaurants, and we can't match this one.

The large crab, likewise, in sweet-and-spicy preparation, was fresh, full of meat, and very delicious. The lobster didn't look great on the tray, and wasn't great in the plate (sweet and sour preparation); the meat flavor was off and slightly bitter.

When choosing seafoods, follow your eye - only pick the healthy items. Even if it's your favorite (and lobster is ours), if it doesn't look great, skip it.

The price was, for the items we picked, surprisingly reasonable (though not "cheap" by any means), and service was very good. There isn't any atmosphere to speak of, it's just a building with some tables and chairs, and aquariums full of food.

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1  Thank fred b
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had laksa, fried lapu-lapu, shrimps in garlic-butter sauce, Singapore chili crabs, broccoli in oyster sauce and pineapple rice. All were good.
Service is quick and done with a smile. The waitress even took out the crab meat for us (no messy hands!)
Highly recommended.

Thank Jen2x410
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Don't be misled by the title. It's a matter of personal preference. MIMAY'S offers something most of the other restaurants in Ormoc don't have - classy dishes and elegant ambiance. It's refreshing to see items in the menu you don't normally see in other places. The food we ordered was great although I found it a little bit salty. Still, I'm definitely going back to try out the other specialties of the place.

Thank Eph E
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Mimay's Seafood House in Ormoc simply raise the bar in all famous seafood restaurant in the City. Variety of seafood choices from fish, shrimp, squid, scallops, king crabs and veggies like the spicy adobong kangkong. You must try the steam fish with black beans sauce and the deep fry squid with salt and pepper and the scallops with butter. The taste is so good that invites you to come often. If Ocho in Tacloban can serve your order in 15 minutes, Mimay's Seafood can serve you in less than 15 minutes. Please come and dine with Mimay's Seafood House.#kaonnata

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1  Thank Noel B
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It's nice to find a restaurant with seafood that's still swimming. Good live seafood menu. We tried cereal king prawns - very nice and a bit different.
On the negative side - very noisy with very low ceiling, scraping chairs, and competing conversations and background music.

Thank Paul T
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